6 Indications You’ll Need Periodontal Disease Treatment

dca-blog_article-11_risk-of-gingivitis_1200x630

Gum disease can affect anyone, but some factors raise your risk of getting the dental disease. Learn if you’re prone to this problem.

If you have no idea what causes gingivitis, you’re not alone. Gingivitis is considered the mildest form of gum disease. Over time, it can develop into a more serious stage called periodontal disease. Factors that can increase your risk of gingivitis include:

  1. Improper Dental Hygiene – When it comes to what causes gingivitis, inadequate oral hygiene tops the list. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, you will develop gum disease and tooth decay. The earliest signs are usually swelling and inflammation of the gums. If you notice these symptoms, seek out affordable dental care immediately.
  2. Older Age – According to affordable dental care experts, your risk of developing gum disease increases as you get older.
  3. Diabetes – High blood glucose causes plaque to develop faster. If this plaque is not regularly removed, it can lead to tooth decay, inflammation of the gums, and gum disease.
  4. Lower Immunity – If your immune system is compromised due to a medical condition like leukemia or HIV/AIDS, you have an increased risk of developing gum disease and requiring periodontal disease treatment.
  5. Dry mouth – Did you know that your saliva can protect you from gum disease? See, saliva helps rinse away the bacteria and plaque that collects in your mouth. If you don’t have enough saliva, your mouth feels dry and those harmful particles cling to your teeth and gums. Over time, this leads to dental decay and inflammation of the gums.
  6. Smoking – In addition to causing many kinds of cancer, tobacco use also makes you much more likely to develop gum disease and need periodontal disease treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Philadelphia, call Dental Solutions today at (610) 910-4067 or make an appointment.

Dental Solutions Creating Smiles offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Philadelphia. With 11 offices in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Region, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental Solutions, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental Solutions.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I had an implant on my front tooth by Dr Gelbart and the work turned out Awesome, his Assistant Kaityln made a beautiful temporary crown and now I […]
Frank W.
Never thought I’d say I had a pleasant experience at the dentist office, but I did. Great service…appointment was on time. Highly recommend Dr. […]
Robin H.
Very friendly staff. Always on schedule (never had to wait beyond appointment time)
Arun J.
Staff & Doctor are always pleasant and helpful. Best Dental Office I have ever seen.
Kesha G.
Was very pleased with my last visit. Tonya, the technician, was very thorough and skilled as well as professional. Also, the doctor was pleasant and […]
Yvonne R.
I love this place they are the best I am happy that I started going here the staff is very nice and the team is great!
Justin S.
I am the first to say I don’t like pain and have a fear of the dentist. I had two teeth pulled on the same day and I must say that there wasn’t […]
Anonymous
I was pleasantly surprised to just show up with a dental problem and be seen and treated with no delay. Everyone was courteous and my care received […]
Joseph M.
Dr Edmonds answered all my questions. He provided more than one alternative to correct my smile. Ivy the dental hygienist did an excellent job […]
Elaine J.
Efficient operations, staff friendly, and dentist and hygienists are great with my kids. A hard combo to find in this area.
Anonymous
Awesome. The staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Dr. Bruno and Dr. Blumenthal are wonderful.
Donna K.
When I desperately needed them,they were there. Can’t be any more pleased. the staff, especially Sue at Springfield is the best!!!
James G.
I had a root canal performed by Dr. Appleman. He was professional, nice and talked me through the entire process as I had never had a root canal […]
Shareda B.
I’ve never experience such nice and happy.It seems that they really enjoy what they do for a living.
Darlene R.
I am a 50 year old male, and I have had extensive dental work over the years. My experience with Dr. Frank Bruno was the best ever. He explained the […]
Arthur D.
Love this office. The staff goes above and beyond. Always pleasant and helpful!
Rhonda C.
First time here and the treatment was excellent. All the staff were very nice and welcoming. Definitely recommend to friends and family.
Marc D.
Ivy was wonderful; she did a great cleaning… The front desk was very friendly and inviting. I will most definitely return and refer friends and […]
Anonymous
I always receive the best and courteous care with Dr. Edmunds and his wonderful team. Keep up the great work.
Denise R.
My experience at Dental Solutions has always been good. The staff has been always courteous and I have no complaints.
G.G.
Office staff very pleasant. Office neat, clean and cheerful. Dentist and assistant very comforting and made me feel at ease.
Gwendolyn B.
My visit yesterday to Dental Solutions was a pleasure as always. Camille, my dental hygienist always makes me feel special. I know that she is only […]
Janine K.
I had a root canal done on Dec. 4, 2013. Yes, I was scared out of my mind. But, I must say this, EVERYONE in the office comforted me and made me feel […]
Leatrice S.
Everyone was REALLY nice and helpful. Dr. Appleman was fantastic! I had four fillings and two root canals done by him & I never felt a thing. He was […]
Anonymous
The best and fastest dental service that I have been to! The process was painless and the oral surgeon and staff were very knowledgeable and […]
Sharon L.
Excellent service and the employees are so professional! I felt very comfortable!
Jasmine C.
My dentist thoroughly explained (and showed me) the current status of my teeth. He also explained the options available for my conditions, including […]
Willie F.
The wait was short, the dentist was organized and the staff was sociable and friendly. I’m going to switch my daughter’s dentist to Dental […]
Eileen M.
Great! The front office and Dr. Gelbart are just wonderful. would highly recommend it to anyone.
Robert S.
I was treated wonderful from the minute I walked in the door. Very happy with both Doctors and their assistants who worked together to resolve a […]
Maryjane C.
…as usual and not unexpected, I received (and always do) outstanding and professional service. The entire Dental Solutions staff is to be […]
Ellis L.
As were my previous visits everything went fine. Thank you Sam for your great personality and efficient help in the office!!
Richard M.
I thoroughly enjoyed my dental visit. My hygienist was very friendly and professional.
Kamela B.
The entire staff was great! Everyone showed care and concern for the health of the patient. I was comfortable and all my questions were answered in a […]
Charity F.
My dental hygienist is fabulous. She does an excellent job cleaning my teeth and I am very happy with her.
Kelly B.
My first visit at Dental Solution was FABULOUS. I was greeted with a smile, the office is clean and bright. The ladies I love…even Dr. Gelbart was […]
Stephanie C.
Everyone from the front desk staff, to the dental assistants to the doctor were first rate!!!!!
Pete M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (610) 910-4067